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In the Russian Secret Service, or, The Strange Adventures of an American Detective

By: "Old Sleuth"

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cleveland, The Arthur Westbrook Company:

Seller ID: 011364


[1909]; Adventure Series #124; smudged back cover, small piece torn from top of back cover, light general wear; internally tight and clean; View more info

A WHISPER IN THE NIGHT, Stories of Horror, Suspense and Fantasy

By: Aiken, Joan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Fontana Lions C2133: 1983

Seller ID: 014543


A collection of thirteen stories. 190 pages. Light general wear View more info

The Body Politic

By: Aird, Catherine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pan 31337: 1991

Edition: 1st Pan edition

Seller ID: 013377


First printing w/complete number sequence. Pseudonym of Kinn Hamilton McIntosh. "When something unexpected is found in the cremated remains of Alan Ottershaw, Detective Inspector Sloan suspects death from unnatural causes." 207 pages, cover illustration by Nick Cudworth. Mild slant, reading creases to spine, some corner wear. View more info

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Little Girl Lost

By: Aleas, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hard Case Crime/HCC-004: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017499


Paperback original, first printing. Aleas's first novel, nominated for both the Shamus and Edgar awards as year's best first novel. A private investigator seeks to uncover the secret behind the death of a murdered strip tease queen who, ten years earlier, had been his girlfriend. 221 pages, cover illustration by Robert McGinnis. A tight, clean, unread copy in pristine condition. View more info

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Make Mine Mavis

By: Ard, William (pseudonym of John Jakes)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Sydney, Starbooks / Star Books:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 018019


No date (circa 1962). A Lou Largo novel. In this one, our intrepid hero kidnaps a singer from a sadistic Vegas gangster/talent agent, then without knowing who they are, beds both the sadist's wife and his mistress, whereupon said sadist experiences the proverbial meltdown, exhorting his "kill-crazy goons to stop Largo from making a further shambles of his love-life and business." Ard wrote two Lou Largo books before ceasing human operation in his way-too-young... View more info

Age of the Junkman

By: Ballard, P.D. (pseudonym of Todhunter Ballard)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Gold Medal d1352: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012540


"This is the Junkman. He doesn't go around with a horse and wagon picking up trash. He flies a Cessna and picks up slightly used corporations. He loots them, turns them inside out, shakes out all the money and then throws them away. He's a captain of industry, but he doesn't make a damned thing for the public--just money for himself. He'll lie, steal, beat, bribe and pimp his way to whatvever he wants. And you can't stop him. The laws of the United States can't stop ... View more info

Portrait In Smoke

By: Ballinger, Bill S.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet 897:

Seller ID: mys.00007


Cdn.; "Even the men who hated her called her the most beautiful--and dangerous--woman they had ever met"; gentle corner creases, sunned spine and strip across top edge of front cover; imperfect printer's cut results in off-centred spine lettering; View more info

A Private Killing

By: Benet, James

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Bantam (UK) 825:

Seller ID: mys.00014


originally published in hardcover in 1949 by Harper; "Barrett opened the door. 'This is what we call the junk room,' he said. Rosemary Robertson's soft little body lay awkwardly in the middle of the cement floor, one leg twisted under it and an arm flung up over its head. Her blue eyes were open and empty."; light edgewear, some wear to spine edges, reading crease, impressions; View more info

The Chinese Parrot

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon 344:

Seller ID: mys.00018


Cdn.; a Charlie Chan mystery; strong slant, reading crease, creased corners, light soil to edges, rubbing to back cover; View more info

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The Black Camel

By: Biggers, Earl Derr

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Montreal, Pocket / Pocket Books of Canada 133: 1944

Edition: 10th printing

Seller ID: 017734


Canadian printing. When an actress is murdered, our philosophical detective oozes into something approaching action as he deals with "the confusion of alibis, false clues, and a weird crystal gazer," until, "at the forty-eighth hour the tangled skein unravels to reveal a nerve-tingling solution!" 275 pages + author biography and advertisements for other Pocket titles. Spine slant/roll, moderately sunned spine, light soil, surface wear, moderate wear to... View more info

John Smith Hears Death Walking

By: Blassingame, Wyatt

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Bartholomew House/Bart House Books 5: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013029


Paperback original. A collection of the detective's cases. 190 pages. Some slant, slightly sunned spine, edgewear, reading crease, moderate general wear. View more info

Johnny Saxon

By: Bogart, William G.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harlequin 114:

Seller ID: mys.00421


private investigator and former mystery writer Johnny Saxon is hired to help a woman regain her memory, only to discover that the woman herself is probably the next target of a killer; cover by Harman; slant, thick cover creases, edgewear; View more info

The Missing Finger

By: Boissiere, Albert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Howell Publishing Company: 1919

Edition: 1st Howell edition

Seller ID: 011417


#5 in the Howells Mystery Story Series, originally published in English in 1911 by Dodd, Mead & Company, before which it had been published in French as, "Un Crime A Ete Commis"; translated by Mary J. Safford; spine wrinkles (printer's flaw), some chipping to spine ends, 1" separation at right spine edge, dampstain to top edge, light edgewear, bottom page tips chipped to about page 20, tanned pages; internally tight and clean; View more info

The Missing Finger

By: Boissiere, Albert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Howell Publishing Company: 1919

Edition: 1st Howell edition

Seller ID: 011603


#5 in the Howells Mystery Story Series, originally published in English in 1911 by Dodd, Mead & Company, before which it had been published in French as, "Un Crime A Ete Commis"; translated by Mary J. Safford; spine wrinkles (printer's flaw), some chipping to spine ends, dampstain to top edge, light edgewear, light smudging, tanned pages; internally tight and clean; View more info

The Immaculate Murders

By: Brooks, Kate

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Manor 23268: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013247


Three women buy an old house as "a quiet haven from the bustle of the outside world," but soon find themselves threatened by a killer. 233 pages. Some spine slant/roll, a bit of edgewear, thin sunned strip along bottom edge of front cover, moderate handling wear. View more info

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The Asphalt Jungle

By: Burnett, W.R.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Montreal, Pocket Books of Canada 714: 1950

Edition: 2nd thus

Seller ID: 017355


Canadian printing. "It had been 'the perfect crime' until one small thing went wrong -- blowing the gang sky-high and leaving the boys clawing for life." 247 pages, cover illustration of one thug hammering another, and looking as if he means it. Vertical creases to left edge of front cover, 1/8" taer to bottom right spine edge, subsequent creasing between that and bottom of vertical creases, light rubbing, a few impressions, wear to top tips of final fifte... View more info

The Black Eagle

By: Burtis, Thomson

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Harlequin 315:

Seller ID: mys.00193


in wild and lawless Mexico the Black Eagle fights greedy oilmen in the only language they understand, the language of blood; cover by Paul Anna Soik; spine slant, scraping to spine edges, crosscrack, gentle creasing, crinkling/handling wear, moderate edgewear, some small scrapes to front cover, general wear; View more info

Rogue's Gambit

By: Caillou, Alan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 1961, Panther 1216:

Edition: 1st Panther edition

Seller ID: 012876


Only one man knows the location of a lost fortune in gold, notes and silver, but he's a slave in Abyssinian hands. A bit of slant, scraping to right spine edge, impressions, two grey remainder stripes across fore-edge, tanning. View more info

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Till Death Do Us Part

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam 793: 1950

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 005595


A Dr. Gideon Fell mystery. A man engaged to be married isn't certain whether or not his bride-to-be is a killer. Light scuffing, thin scratches, mild slant, dusty edges, minor soil, tanning, bottom corners of last four pages chipped (does not affect text). View more info

The Lost Gallows

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 436:

Seller ID: 007982


Originally published in hardcover in 1931 by Harper & Brothers. "It started when El Moulk's automobile roared crazily through a London fog, its driver dead as a herring. The car screeched to a stop in front of that creaky relic of ancient horrors, the Brimstone Club. Through its cavernous rooms and gaslit passages a murderer hunted victims for a private gallows. The calling cards of a notorious hangman, a miniature gibbet, a length of rope, and an inscription from t... View more info

The Dead Man's Knock

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam F3557: 1967

Edition: 2nd Bantam edition

Seller ID: 011125


Cdn. printing; a Dr. Gideon Fell mystery finding our intrepid sleuth following a trail of sin and scandal; impressions, general wear; internally tight; View more info

The Bride of Newgate,

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon C771:

Seller ID: mys.00029


Cdn.; murder and witchcraft in London in 1815; some slant, flaking to rear spine edge, stain to inside top edge of front cover (not visible on front), ink stain on top edge at corner, rubbing; View more info

The Case Of The Constant Suicides

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell 91:

Seller ID: mys.00433


Cdn.; map-back; dusty edges, slant/roll, flaking to right spine edge, previous owner's signature in pencil on first end paper, rubbing; View more info

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Below Suspicion

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam 1119: 1953

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 017828


A Dr. Gideon Fell/Patrick Butler story, this one having to do with a pesky cult of devil worshippers, subsequently finding a woman "caught in a web of murder and profane desire" (those profane desires are always a lot more enjoyable than the righteous ones). Edgewear, 1/4' X 1/4" chip from bottom left corner of front cover, rubbing/handling wear, edge spotting, tanning, general wear. Must be handled with care, or you'll be holding pages instead of a book. View more info

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The Mad Hatter Mystery

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley G-117: 1958

Edition: 1st Berkley edition

Seller ID: 017997


A Dr. Gideon Fell mystery first published in hardcover in 1938 by Harper & Brothers. In this one, Fell solves "the mystery of seven stolen hats, a missing manuscript and sudden death in the London fog." 221 pages + 1-page advertisement for other Carr titles published by Berkley, cover illustration by Lou Kimmel. Mild spine slant, sight cover scuffing, creasing to bottom corner of front cover, light edgewear, tanning. View more info

Bird on the Wing

By: Catto, Max

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Pan 02272: 1969

Edition: 1st Pan edition

Seller ID: 013142


When a NATO agent falls in love with his Soviet counterpart, another agent is sent out to use "sex, blackmail, and calculated cruelty to cut him adrift from every source of help." 173 pages. Spine roll/slant, tanning, moderate handling wear. View more info

Natural Causes

By: Cecil, Henry

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Pan 368: 1956

Edition: 1st Pan edition

Seller ID: 013131


We have all the ingredients for "an ingenious and light-hearted story," including a dipsomaniac blackmailer, a megalomaniac newspaper proprietor, and a respectable High Court judge with a minor offence in his background. 191 pages. Moderate general wear. View more info

So Dead The Rose

By: Chaber, M.E.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Pocket 1274:

Seller ID: mys.00032


a Milo March adventure-mystery; a bit of slant, nicks to spine ends, light general wear; View more info

So Dead the Rose

By: Chaber, M.E. (pseudonym of Kendell Foster Crossen)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 1274: 1960

Edition: 1st Pocket edition

Seller ID: 010573


reissues the 1959 Rinehart edition; a Milo March thriller; spine roll/slant, creases to corner tips, rubbing, general wear; View more info

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Murder is for Keeps

By: Chambers, Peter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Monarch 428: 1964

Edition: 1st Monarch edition

Seller ID: 016685


A private eye gets beaten up, slugged from behind, and almost charged with murder after he accepts a case from a babe with bucks to check up on her stepdaughter's boyfriend. Naturally, after some time, he gets a little suspicious. 143 pages, cover illustration by Lou Marchetti. Thin scratches, rubbing, moderate handling wear, some spine roll, general wear. View more info

Murder for a Wanton

By: Chambers, Whitman

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Detective Novel Classic No. 22:

Seller ID: 008551


A family torn apart by hatred and discord is suddenly the target of violent deaths, and a young newspaperman has a hunch on which he wants a young beauty to stake her life. Tanning, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Saint Goes On

By: Charteris, Leslie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon 34: 1943

Edition: 1st Avon edition

Seller ID: 009527


Cdn.; 3 episodes in the life of Simon Templar ("The High Fence," "The Elusive Ellshaw," and "The Case of the Frightened Innkeeper"); creases to bottom right corner of front cover, reading crease, tanned pages, moderate general wear; internally tight; View more info

The Saint--The Happy Highwayman

By: Charteris, Leslie

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Avon 680: 1955

Edition: 1st Avon edition

Seller ID: 013040


Collects seven stories set in the Big Apple as the Saint takes on "big-time hoods, broads and bandits [and] outguesses the New York police, busts the big town wide open, and turns U.S.A. into a lively assortment of Urbanity, Spice and Adventure!" Some spine roll, shallow impressions, very tanned pages. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Call For The Saint

By: Charteris, Leslie

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Mercury Mystery 141:

Seller ID: mys.00037


some slant, darkened edges, wear to spine edges, previous owner's stamps on inside front cover, title page and copyright page, pencil marks to front cover; View more info

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The Club of Queer Trades

By: Chesterton, G.K.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Beaconsfield, Delta Books / Darwen Finlayson: 1964

Edition: 1st Delta edition

Seller ID: 017156


An uncommon edition of this collection of six stories featuring "Cherub" Swinburne, retired judge Basil Grant, and private detective Rupert Grant (Basil's younger brother), and their various encounters with people who make their livings in some unusual way. The stories are "The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown," "The Painful Fall of a Great Reputation," "The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit," "The Singular Speculation of the Hous... View more info

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Mambo to Murder b/w I See Red

By: Clark, Dale, b/w Sterling Noel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Ace Double D-109: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018099


The Clark side features a private eye run out of the game by cops, but who is about to have a bucketload of trouble land on him, while the Noel side gives us"a swift, action-jammed novel of the ways of brutal men," and the few who offer resistence. 153 and 166 pages, respectively. Impressions/thin scratches to covers, mild spine slant/roll, bottom corner of first end paper of Clark side torn off (does not affect text, a bit of foxing. Internally tight. View more info

Tawny

By: Clarke, Donald Henderson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon 615:

Seller ID: mys.00085


a kill-crazy hood who likes to wear women's clothes, an artist who poses women in special ways, and a millionaire who's famous on Broadway all figure in our heroine's story as she fights her way from a New York slum to the lights of Broadway, in the only way she knows to get to the top fast (curious how quickly a gal can get to the top by starting somewhere else--*guys* who start on the bottom usually *stay* there); minor spine slant/roll, 1/2" separation at bottom l... View more info

The Dossier of Solar Pons

By: Copper, Basil

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Pinnacle 40-267-8: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010848


paperback original; the eighth book in the Solar Pons series, this one offering six stories of suspense and superior deductive reasoning featuring characters created by August Derleth; cover illustration by Ben Stahl; edgewear, thin/slightly diagonal crease along fore-edge of front cover, impressions/rubbing; internally tight and clean; View more info

Man on a Rope

By: Coxe, George Harmon

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dell 984: 1958

Edition: 1st Dell edition

Seller ID: 012689


Originally published in 1956, in hardcover, by Alfred A. Knopf. In the heat of British Guiana, one hundred thousand dollars worth of diamonds results in lust and murder. 192 pages, Detective Book Club advertisement bound in at rear, cover illustration by Harry Schaare. Some slant, tanning, moderate general wear. View more info

The Glass Triangle

By: Coxe, George Harmon

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Dell 522: 1951

Edition: 1st Dell edition

Seller ID: 014062


Map-back. Originally published in hardcover in 1940 by Alfred A. Knopf. A Kent Murdock murder mystery, set in Boston, where our intrepid hero must solve two murders following a movie preview. 240 pages, cover illustration by Robert Stanley. Some spine slant, thin reading crease to left edge of front cover, light edgewear, moderate handling wear. Cover still bright and attractive, internally tight and clean. View more info

Murder With Pictures

By: Coxe, George Harmon

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Dell 441: 1950

Edition: 1st Dell edition

Seller ID: 014063


Map-back. Originally published in 1935, in hardcover, by Alfred A. Knopf. A Kent Murdock murder mystery, set in Boston. After a murder in Murdock's building, our hero provides an alibi for a stunning blonde, only to find himself headed for big trouble. 192 pages, cover illustration by Robert Stanley. Mild slant, light edgewear, scratches, novel shop/soda fountain stamp to inside back cover, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Case Of The Petticoat Murder

By: Craig, Jonathan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Gold Medal 784:

Seller ID: mys.00089


"She was as greedy as she was beautiful. She was also very dead. So she belonged to me. Why? Because I'm Detective Peter Selby of the New York City Police Department. The young ones, the pretty ones, the ugly ones are mine. Just so long as they're dead. Sometimes it's Park Avenue, sometimes it's Greenwich Village, sometimes it's a dingy West Side walk-up --but it's always murder."; some slant, light spine end wear, book store stamp on first end paper; View more info

Cinnamon Murder

By: Crane, Frances

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Bantam 130: 1947

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 014075


A Pat & Jean Abbott mystery. The Abbotts return to New York for another vacation, only to find themselves involved in another murder (maybe they should go somewhere else next year). 214 pages, cover illustration by Denver Gillen. A bit of spine slant/roll, slightly sunned (entirely legible) spine, some mustiness. Internally tight. View more info

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Murder on the Purple Water

By: Crane, Frances

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam 874: 1951

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 017909


One of twenty-six mysteries featuring the husband-and-wife team of private investigators, Pat and Jean Abbott. This one finds their vacation turned into a hunt for a killer "through lawless, wide-open Key West." Mild slant, light edgewear, thinly creased corners, general wear. View more info

Stars For The Toff

By: Creasey, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hodder 15094:

Seller ID: 008885


follows the Hodder & Stoughton first edition published in hardcover in 1968; our elegant hero is skeptical when a surprisingly accurate "witch, bitch, confidence trickster" fortune teller gazes into her crystal ball and predicts trouble, but shortly thereafter murder takes the spotlight; impressions/thin scratches, a bit of tanning, moderate general wear; View more info

The Toff Goes Gay

By: Creasey, John

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Yellow Jacket C187:

Seller ID: 013244


To solve a murder in London's East End the Toff must go to Paris and "be furiously gay in the face of death" to solve the crime. (Now, there's nothing wrong with going *any*thing or being furiously anything else, but this was originally published in 1951, and I'm thinkin' that if Creasey were writing this one today, he might have a.) come up with a different title, and b.) insisted that the blurb writer describe the story a smidgeon differently. Then again, maybe... View more info

The Long Search

By: Creasey, John (writing as Gordon Ashe)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Corgi SC1379: 1963

Edition: 1st Corgi edition

Seller ID: 012971


A Patrick Dawlish thriller. "Patrick Dawlish's wife went to visit friends in America--and disappeared. Dawlish went to find her; and found instead that a man she had met had been murdered." Scarce in the first Corgi edition. 160 pages. A bit of spine slant/roll, light edgewear, original price sticker, tanning. View more info

Opium Flower

By: Cushman, Dan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam J2553: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011514


introduces Ryan, international adventurer, who in this one must journey to Laos to stop the flow of opium saturating the United States; cover by McGinnis; spine roll, thin reading crease, waviness, crosscrack, some noticeable but unobtrusive bubbling to front cover (the result, no doubt, of contact with liquid); internally so tight that actually reading the thing might split the spine; View more info

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Any Shape or Form

By: Daly, Elizabeth

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam 811: 1950

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 017914


A guy throws a party in order to let his wealthy aunt meet her stepchildren. Then women start getting themselves murdered (pretty inconsiderate of them, but whaddaya gonna do?), and Henry Gamadge's brief vacation from detecting comes to an end. 182 pages. Rubbing, handling creases, some spine slant/roll, impressions/scratches, light chipping to spine ends, light soil, tanning. View more info

On Ice

By: Dean, Robert George

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Superior M654:

Seller ID: mys.00081


originally published in hardcover in 1945, by Scribner's & Sons; a Tony Hunter mystery; a bit of slant, thick reading creases, sunned spine, edgewear, handling wear; internally tight and clean; View more info

Credit For A Murder

By: Dean, Spencer

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Permabook M4276:

Seller ID: mys.00080


originally published in 1961, in hardcover, by Doubleday; a Don Cadee mystery; a hint of slant, thin reading crease, numbers stamped on top edges; View more info

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Players

By: DeLillo, Don

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Ballantine 27570: 1978

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: 010931


Canadian edition; a young couple's lives become more exciting and violent when the husband witnesses a Wall Street murder and decides to play urban guerrilla; an uncommon edition of a collectible writer's work; edgewear, rubbing, sticker shadow to top right corner of front cover, creasing to bottom left corner of back cover, impressions, a dog-earred page corner or two; square, internally tight and clean; View more info

The Return of Solar Pons

By: Derleth, August

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pinnacle 00650: 1975

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 011073


Sherlockiana; the sixth book in the Solar Pons series, featuring 13 stories originally published in a variety of mystery magazines in the '50s; thin reading crease, previous owner's stamps, moderate general wear; View more info

Don't Cry For Long

By: Dewey, Thomas B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 50223: 1966

Edition: 1st Pocket edition

Seller ID: 010834


originally published in hardcover in 1964 by Simon & Schuster; a detective "protects an eighteen-year-old hellcat from blackmailers."; two areas to top of front cover where sticker removal took small flakes with it, light general wear; View more info

Sleep and His Brother

By: Dickinson, Peter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Arrow 941000: 1987

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 011172


a supposedly charitable venture set up to treat children with powers of thought transference is prepared to commit fraud, arson and murder to achieve its ends; moderate general wear; View more info

Pure Sweet Hell

By: Douglas, Malcolm

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Gold Medal 654: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: mys.00070


Canadian printing. Paperback original. "For a dame like this I'd sell out to Satan--but the devil himself was ahead of me in line." Cover by Barye Phillips. A bit of slant, waviness, long/thindiagonal crease across bottom right portion of front cover, light edgewear. View more info

Lucky Man

By: Dunbar, Tony

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Dell 22662: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014098


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Paperback original. A Tubby Dubonnet mystery. Bored and pondering a change of scenery from his native New Orleans, Dubonnet suddenly "has a good reason to get out of bed in the morning. Because a little matter of office sex has turned into a nasty mystery of murder, rape, and suicide, real and imagined." 227 pages. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

Sweet and Deadly

By: Duncan, David

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Mercury Mystery Digest 134: 1948

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: mys.00398


Small soil mark to bottom of front cover, slant, grease pencil "a" to front cover, dusty edges, bottom tips of first few pages stained. View more info

The Big Fear (originally published as 'The Marble Forest')

By: Durrant, Theo

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Toronto, Popular Library 507: 1953

Edition: 1st Popular Library edition

Seller ID: 017826


When a doctor receives a telephone call informing him that his four-year-old daughter has been buried alive, with only a six-hour air supply, he makes a mad dash to a local graveyard "with his pretty secretary by his side" (you just know the ugly one wouldn't have gone with him) and starts digging randomly (our good doctor isn't blessed with a lot of calm), only to find himself involved with a couple of murders. 192 pages. Spine roll/slant, crosscrack, rubbing/... View more info

Quiet Horror

By: Ellin, Stanley

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell D325: 1959

Edition: 1st Dell edition

Seller ID: 005596


Canadian printing. A ten-story collection originally published by Simon & Schuster under the title 'Mystery Stories.' Foreword by Ellery Queen. Spine roll, reading creases, rubbing, faded edges, general wear. View more info

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Crows Can't Count

By: Fair, A.A. (pseudonym of Erle Stanley Gardner)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Dell 472: 1950

Edition: 1st Dell edition

Seller ID: 018002


A Bertha Cool/Donald Lam mystery first published in hardcover by Morrow & Company in 1946. From the back cover: "Donald Lam gets involved with birds and babes, emeralds and murder." 224 pages, cover illustration by Bob Stanley. Mild slant, thin reading crease to left side of front cover, a bit of waviness, mild surface wear, light edgewear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Blackstone and the Scourge of Europe

By: Falkirk, Richard

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Methuen Paperbacks 34600: 1976

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 014517


George IV sends Blackstone to St. Helena to investigate rumours that Napoleon Bonaparte is planning to escape. 192 pages. Light edgewear, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Beautiful Humbug

By: Fielding, William H.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Gold Medal 430 / Fawcett Publications: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017771


In San Francisco of the 1860s an impudent young woman and her gentleman partner pull off "one of the biggest swindles of this gay and gaudy century." 186 pages + advertisements for other Gold Medal titles, cover illustration by Jack (John) Floherty Jr. Rubbing, impressions, some edgewear, scraping to edges, tanning. A fragile vintage paperback that's in okay shape at the moment, but which must be handled with care or it'll crumble before your very eyes. View more info

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Old Lover's Ghost

By: Ford, Leslie (pseudonym of Zenith Brown)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam 114: 1947

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 017447


A woman's love means death, until Colonel Primrose arrives to solve the mystery. 186 pages. Spine slant/roll, moderately sunned spine, laminate lifting at spine, edge/corner wear, previous owner's name to inside front cover, tanning. View more info

Ofanu

By: Forve, Guy

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Carlyle CS7035-T: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011717


Paperback original. An unlikely trio comprised of a government agent, a Hollywood stunt man and an explosives expert are sent to Japan to assault an impregnable mountaintop citadel in which the threat of a third world war exists. 191 pages, cover by Roy Kuhlman. A bit of slant/roll, light tanning, handling wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Stoneware Monkey

By: Freeman, R. Austin

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Popular Library 11: 1943

Edition: 1st Popular Library edition

Seller ID: 012799


A Dr. Thorndyke mystery. Cover by Hoffman. Light spine sunning, light edgewear, previous owner's stamp, mild general wear. A nice copy. View more info

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Mr. Pinkerton at the Old Angel

By: Frome, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Popular Library 34:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 017407


Canadian printing. No date (1944). "A man came through the wall of Mr. Pinkerton's hotel room and vanished into the hallway. Then an agonized groan sent Pinkerton racing to Room 4 where he found a man gasping in death agony, a silver skewer in his chest." 190 pages, cover illustration by Hoffman. Significant general wear. View more info

Who Killed Beau Sparrow?

By: Fuller, Roger

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Perma M-4310: 1964

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 009863


tie-in for the television show 'Burke's Law,' which starred Gene Barry as millionaire cop Amos Burke; a bit of edgewear, light soil to front cover, a bit of spine roll, moderate general wear; View more info

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The D.A. Goes to Trial

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Montreal, Pocket Books of Canada 407: 1946

Edition: 1st Pocket Books of Canada edition

Seller ID: 017916


District Attorney Doug Selby "is faced with the mystery of a battered body found under a railroad trestle, and with a deadly game of politics with himself as the goat." 229 pages. Some spine slant, light soil, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Avengers: Heil Harris!

By: Garforth, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Panther 2204: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014767


Paperback original. A novel based on the television series, 'The Avengers,' which starred Patrick Macnee as John Steed and Diana Rigg as Emma Peel. In this one, Steed meets an old man living in Hertfordshire, and is subsequently concerned that the old fella might be a guy named Hitler, "who dreams of catastrophe and is clearly connected with mystic rites being practised in the Herts countryside." 124 pages. Light edgewear, moderate corner wear, thin crease to... View more info

The Case of the Tea-Cosy's Aunt

By: Gilbert, Anthony (pseudonym of Lucy Beatrice Malleson)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Collins White Circle 203: 1944

Edition: 1st Collins White Circle edition

Seller ID: 014627


An uncommon edition of an Arthur Crook mystery. 192 pages, cover illustration by M. Paull. Moderate surface wear, gentle crease to top left corner of back cover, some edgewear, tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Great I Am

By: Graham, Lewis

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harlequin 151: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012466


The story of a swindler, a scoundrel, a cold-herated villain without conscience or morality, and about as dissolute a monster as you can get (we can learn a lot from guys like this). Reading crease, some chipping, slant, tanning, general wear. View more info

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The Lady Killer

By: Gray, Rod

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Belmont Tower 50838: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016690


Pseudonym of Gardner F. Fox. The fourth title in the New Lady From L.U.S.T. series, this one finding Agent Oh Oh Sex targeted for kidnapping by H.A.T.E. after a miracle cure for heroin is found by a team of doctors. Sufrace wear, gently turned top right front corner tip, diagonal crease across top left corner of back cover, impressions, mild crosscrack, turned corners to first four pages. Internally tight and fairly square. View more info

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Sock it to Me (The Poisoned Pussy)

By: Gray, Rod (pseudonym of Gardner Fox)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Belmont Tower 50604: 1973

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 018145


The seventh title in Gray/Fox's The Lady From L.U.S.T. series featuring Eve Drum, Agent Oh-Oh-Sex, this one finding our delectable little sex weapon teaching "sensuous Scandinavians things they never knew about sex." 154 pages plus six pages of advertisements for other Belmont Tower titles. Full-length crease to left side of front cover, edgewear all around, creases to top right corner of front cover, creases to right side of back cover, some tanning, moderate ... View more info

Foolish Ways

By: Greenwood, D.M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Headline 58015: 1999

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: 013642


The ninth clerical mystery to feature Deacon Theodora Braithwaite. 215 pages, cover illustration by Michael Bennallack-Hart. A bit fo slant, moderate edgewear, reading creases to spine, impressions, scratches, handling wear. Surprisingly uncommon in this format. View more info

Heat Shock

By: Greer, Robert

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press/Warner Books: 2003

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 011576


Author's signed letter and promotional sheet laid in. Introduces Dr. Carmen Nguyen. The first twelve chapters/fifty-nine pages of Greer's October 2003 novel about an emergency room physician teamed with a former military intelligence man and their confrontation with "a lawless businessman and his private army of stone-cold killers, in hard and bloody pursuit of a genetic bombshell with the shocking power to transform a species." Impression to front cover, modera... View more info

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Mood for Murder (also published as The Lonesome Badger)

By: Gruber, Frank

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hasbrouck Heights, Graphic 119: 1956

Edition: 1st Graphic edition

Seller ID: 017327


Originally published in hardcover in 1954. A bit of slant/roll, scratches to front cover, moderate wear to corners/spine ends. 191 pages, cover illustration by Puhn. If your plan is to read this without any care or attention, you're going to end up holding pieces of paper with words on them, because as is the case with many vintage paperbacks, this is fragile and will not stand up to rough treatment. If, on the other hand, you plan to slip it right into the collectio... View more info

The Private Practice of Michael Shayne

By: Halliday, Brett

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dell 23: 1943

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: 011131


Map-back. Reissues the 1940 (MCMXL for you Roman numeral freaks) Henry Holt hardcover first edition. Features the ol' redhead in the midst of his usual troubles. Some fading to edge stain, vertical crease to bottom left edge of front cover, tiny tear to top right edge of first end paper, moderate general wear. Internally tight. View more info

The Ambushers

By: Hamilton, Donald

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Coronet 15197: 1974

Edition: 4th Coronet edition

Seller ID: 008737


The 6th Matt Helm title. Helm and a "battle-scared girl who couldn't stand being touched by men," tackle a crazy Nazi, a crazy guerrilla general and a foreign agent of the shapely variety. Moderate general wear. View more info

The Interlopers

By: Hamilton, Donald

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Coronet 12953/Hodder Fawcwett: 1970

Edition: 1st Coronet edition

Seller ID: 015694


A Matt Helm adventure, this one finding our hard-edged hero "in Alaska--with girls and trouble and dogs double." 223 pages. Rubbing, light edgewear, light tanning, light handling wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Death Has 2 Faces

By: Herries, Norman

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Ace S-97: 1955

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: mys.00171


A bad cop is involved in a double killing in an Eighth Avenue warehouse. Some spine roll, edgewear, light general wear. View more info

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Was it Murder? (originally published as 'Murder at School')

By: Hilton, James (Glen Trevor)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam 29: 1946

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 017829


Originally published in England, under Hilton's pseudonym. A bit of spine roll, light rubbing, tanning, a bit of wear to very tips of bottom corners of first few pages. Internally tight (but must be handled with care). View more info

The Innocent Mrs. Duff

By: Holding, Elisabeth Sanxay

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell 194: 1947

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Seller ID: 010928


map-back; reissues the 1946 Simon & Schuster hardcover; a bit of spine roll, laminate lifting around edges, vertical crinkling/creasing to both covers, faded edges, moderate general wear; View more info

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The Unfortunate Murderer

By: Hull, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Collins White Circle 56: 1943

Edition: 1st Collins White Circle edition

Seller ID: 017811


When a murder takes place during the investigation of an engineering firm, Scotland Yard's Inspector Neill tackles the case, leading, naturally, to the whole mess being straightened out to everyone's satisfaction. Except the dead guy. He turns out not to care much one way or the other. 192 pages. Scuffing, light general wear, light tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Maelstrom

By: Hunt, Howard (aka E. Howard Hunt)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Harlequin 337: 1949

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: 017245


Yes, boys and girls, long before he was a cloak-and-dagger semi-incompetent burglar jailbird disgraced in the employ of an unscrupulous American president, Howard Hunt wrote this gripping tome, "A brutal saga of love and violence," featuring two men and a woman who "each had something to leave behind, a part of the past best forgotten." 192 pages. Spine slant/roll, nicks to spine ends, crease to left portion of back cover, two book store stamps, a fair ... View more info

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Hangsaman

By: Jackson, Shirley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Ace K-185:

Edition: 1st Ace edition

Seller ID: 017816


No date [1963] (originally published in hardcover in 1951, by Farrar, Straus and Young). "The story of haunted, brooding young girl trapped in a sinister world of her own making." (Serves her right -- you never hear about well-adjusted young girls trapped in sinister worlds of their own making -- they only make worlds of cupcakes and lollipops.) 191 pages + 1-page advertisement for other Ace-published titles. Moderate edgewear, nicks/wear to spine ends, handl... View more info

Ocean's 11

By: Johnson, George Clayton, and Jack Golden Russell

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cardinal C-412:

Seller ID: 008878


Cdn.; a hot-shot thief and eleven of his pals plan to knock over five Las Vegas casinos; novelization of the Lewis Milestone-directed movie of the same name, which featured a screenplay by Harry Brown, and performances by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte, Red Skelton, Cesar Romero, Joey Bishop, Akim Tamiroff, Henry Silva, and George Raft; this edition features a movie scene on the front cover, and head shots of f... View more info

Red Sky in the Morning

By: Johnston, Ronald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fontana 1432: 1967

Edition: 1st Fontana edition

Seller ID: 013155


An uncommon edition of a title telling the story of guns and menace which turn up in the aftermath of a devasting hurricane. 159 pages. Some spine slant/roll, two grey remainder lines across top edge. View more info

There Goes Shorty Higgins

By: Karney, Jack,

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pyramid 99: 1953

Edition: 1st Pyramid edition

Seller ID: 012819


Crooked fights, stripteasing women, racketeers, cheats, a sleazy little guy trapped between losing his dreams and losing his life--this one has it all! Mild slant, handling wear, foxing, some soil, previous owner's stamp to first end paper. View more info

The Big Kiss-Off

By: Keene, Day

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Macfadden 60-424: 1969

Edition: 1st Macfadden edition

Seller ID: 005419


Canadian printing. Originally published in 1954. One of three people responsible for a murder is trying to pin it on a man just back in town after two years in a Communist prison camp. Some slant, a bit of waviness at spine, thin scratches, minor dampstain w/subsequent bleeding to fore-edge. Internally tight. View more info

Strange Witness

By: Keene, Day

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Macfadden 75-369: 1970

Edition: 1st Macfadden edition

Seller ID: 005850


Originally published in 1953. A man who has been framed and spent seven years in prison is after revenge in Chicago's slimy underbelly. Reading crease, rubbing, mild slant/roll, moderate general wear. View more info

Notorious

By: Keene, Day

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Gold Medal 372: 1954

Edition: 1st Gold Medal edition

Seller ID: mys.00101


"She came to town carrying murder in her suitcase." Much general handling wear, reading crease, crinkling, pencil signature on inside front cover, light spine end chipping. View more info

Too Black For Heaven

By: Keene, Day

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Zenith ZB-31: 1959

Edition: 1st Zenith edition

Seller ID: mys.00234


"She knew he was guilty of every sin--lechery, rape and now, incest." (and she's gonna hop right into her cream-coloured Cadillac, go over to his place, and start shooting). 2" slit along right spine edge at bottom, 3/8" separation to bottom left spine edge, slant, crosscrack, dampstain along bottom edges of first quarter of book, a fair bit of handling wear/rubbing. View more info

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Somewhere in This House

By: King, Rufus

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Popular Library 276 / Better Publications of Canada: 1950

Edition: 1st Popular edition

Seller ID: 018097


Canadian printing. A Lt. Valcour mystery. When a "sex-charged adventuress" with "the instincts of a man-eating animal" marries into a clannish family she finds herself living with fear and hostility until one night things get ratcheted up a bit when her maid is murdered while dressed in one of our little sex kitten's gowns. 158 pages + 2 pages of advertisements for other Popular Library titles, cover illustration by the incomparable Rudolph Belarski. ... View more info

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Butler #6: Love Me to Death

By: Kirk, Philip

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Leisure 2079: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017535


Paperback original. The sixth title in the Butler series. When several "top-ranking American senators, congressmen and ambassadors" are found dead shortly after having done the dirty deed with women not their legal ball-and-chains, Butler is called in to locate and thwart "a squad of beautiful women, that may be working for a foreign power," from "screwing the leaders of America to death." Good work if you can get it. 223 pages. Light edgewea... View more info

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Old House of Fear

By: Kirk, Russell

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Avon G-1134: 1961

Edition: 1st Avon edition

Seller ID: 017294


"A novel of terror and suspense" with "wild excitement, sadistic violence," in which an attorney travels to Scotland on behalf of his employer to purchase an island, but upon arrival must deal with an evil fellow who is convinced that the attorney is a spy and must be killed. Of course, there's also a lovely young woman about to inherit the island, who must be saved from the machinations of the evil one, but will our attorney be up to the task? I'm bett... View more info

FARQUHARSON'S PHYSIQUE And what it did to his mind

By: Knight, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Coronet 17404, 1974:

Seller ID: 008799


1st Coronet edition. Paperback. Very Good. 1st Coronet ed. author's first novel, originally published in hardcover, in 1971, by Hodder & Stoughton; in 1965 a contented family man and unimpressive scholar plans to teach in Nigeria, to which he takes his wife and young son, and where he becomes a violent murderer; an uncommon edition; a bit of spine roll, some edgewear, light general wear; View more info

Fair Game

By: Kramer, Karl

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Popular Library 650: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010112


a glamourous magazine publisher who thinks she can buy anything leads her number one hired boy into some hot trouble in the form of a sizzling blonde, a tough FBI agent, and a brutal payoff; a hint of slant, moderate general wear; View more info

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Kiss Me Quick

By: Kramer, Karl

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Derby, Monarch 433: 1964

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 017293


Reissues Monarch #121 from 1959. "Red Winslow was a pushover for dames -- especially well-stacked blondes." (Cripes, who isn't?) And in this one, our pushover has been picked by a crime syndicate to perform a special job, for which it sends "a pimp to fetch him, curvaceous blonde Frances Dorset to seduce him and a thug to soften him up (I sorta figured the blonde might be able to do that, but obviously I'm not thinking straight). Naturally, Mr. Winslow fin... View more info

The Fall-Down Artist (signed)

By: Lipinski, Thomas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Avon 73062: 1997

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012362


Signed by Author. A Carroll Dorsey mystery, this one finding our intrepid private investigator doing a little work for the insurance industry, investigating fake insurance claims which may be leading to somethinbg more sinister. This copy signed by Lipinski on title page. 279 pages. Impressions/thin scratches. Square, internally tight and clean. View more info

Payoff For The Banker

By: Lockridge, Frances & Richard

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Pocket 501: 1948

Edition: 2nd Pocket edition

Seller ID: 014069


Canadian printing. A woman suspected of murdering the banker father of a man she once loved turns to the Norths for help. 225 pages, cover illustration by Donald Beck. Light edgewear, dampstaining, slight mustiness. View more info

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The Norths Meet Murder

By: Lockridge, Frances & Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket 166: 1942

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 017735


Mrs. North's intuition may end up being "an invitation to death for her." But I'm thinkin' not, since scads of Mr. and Mrs. North mysteries followed this one. 232 pages + 2 pages of biographical detail concerning the Lockridges, + a 1-page request for readers to send in their opinions of the Norths, + an 8-page listing of other titles published by Pocket. A bit of spine slant/roll, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, some creasing to top portion of front cove... View more info

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I'll Be Glad When You're Dead

By: Lyon, Dana

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, Royce Publishers / Quick Reader 132: 1945

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 017354


"A Story to Electrify Every Fiber of Your Body." Two men who have hated each other since before the Dead Sea was just sick, and who were rivals for the same woman, continue their life-and-death struggle when one of them is charged with that woman's murder, and the other steps forward with damning evidence. An abridged version (not to worry, though, because the publisher promises us that "Only the excess material has been cut away.") of a story first pub... View more info

Soft Touch

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Dell First Edition B121: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010076


paperback original; a man who wants out of his sloppy marriage and his dull job and the whole suburban rat race reaches for something which may be a whole lot worse; cover by Victor Kalin; spine slant, reading crease along left edge of front cover, tiny soil mark to top edge of inside front cover, moderate handling wear; View more info

Area of Suspicion

By: MacDonald, John D.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Dell First Edition 12: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014070


Paperback original. The author of the Travis McGee novels gives us the story of a woman with "two pasts--and no future," a woman who "didn't look like the kind of girl she was." 254 pages, cover illustration by Stanley Borack. Some slant, reading crease to left edge of front cover, general handling wear. View more info

2 Guns for Hire

By: MacNeil, Neil (pseudonym of W. Todhunter Ballard)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Gold Medal s898: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010277


a private-eye thriller featuring Tony Costaine and Bert McCall, those "lovers of bourbon, bagpipes, and blondes;" spine slant, light crosscrack, moderate general wear; View more info

Make Way for Murder

By: Marcus, A.A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Graphic 115: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010084


paperback original; Cdn.; in pursuit of a babe or two, a private eye faces a gangster, a cop, a killer, and a murder rap; slant/roll, edgewear, gentle creasing; View more info

Fannin

By: Markson, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Belmont B75-2109: 1971

Edition: 1st Belmont edition

Seller ID: 010596


Cdn. printing; originally published in 1959 as a Dell paperback original, under the much better title of "Epitaph for a Tramp"; introduces Fannin, a tough private eye who thinks he has no feelings for his ex-wife, but who discovers otherwise when she collapses on his doorstep, murdered; rubbing, thin creasing, some edgewear, bent corners, some flaking to back cover; View more info

Drum Beat--Erica

By: Marlowe, Stephen

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Gold Medal d1796:

Seller ID: 007716


the fourth Chet Drum adventure, this one finding our world traveller involved with, among other things, a piece of beatnik fluff and an introduction to LSD and the drug culture; mild slant, light tanning, light general wear; internally tight and clean; View more info

Spider House

By: Mason, Van Wyck

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Harlequin 74: 1950

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: 011001


follows the Donald MacCampbell edition from 1932; after summoning police to his residence, an old swindler who has been receiving threatening letters and surviving near-fatal accidents dismisses them before they can begin investigations, and is shortly thereafter shot to death; strong spine slant, edgewear all around, nicks to spine ends, short tear to top right spine edge, rubbing, tanning, handling wear; View more info

Rebound

By: Mayo, James

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Pan G619: 1963

Edition: 1st Pan edition

Seller ID: 004721


A doctor who once falsified a death certificate as an act of mercy finds himself in the clutches of a blackmailer intent on making sure that he never stops paying for the act. Price sticker, 1/4" separation to bottom right spine edge, minor slant/roll, impressions, light general wear. View more info

THE LAST NIGHT

By: McPartland, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Gold Medal 909: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014093


Paperback original. On the night before she is to head off to prison for murder, a virginal young babe decides that she can't wait any longer for love, so she settles for something better: sex. 140 pages. Slight spine roll, light general wear. A nice copy. View more info

Octopus Hill

By: Morgan, Stanley

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Mayflower 11711: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010569


paperback original; in a fragile independent African state a revolution is being planned by Chinese Communists; rubbing, edgewear, sunned (legible) spine, previous owner's name on inside front cover, pencil price impressions to top right corner of front end paper; View more info

The Men From Pretoria

By: Ng'weno, Hilary

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Longman Kenya 58079: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011851


A Nairobi crime reporter is determined to tell the story of the disappearance of a South African scientist working on a top research project, but to do so he will have to stay one step ahead of the feared South African Secret Service. The author earned a mathematics and physics degree from Harvard before making his mark in Kenyan journalism. A bit of slant, wear to corners/spine ends, sunned spine, impressions, cover creasing. Uncommon. View more info

Angel Face

By: Nichols, Fan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Macfadden 75-363: 1970

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: mys.00376


Reissue of the 1955 Popular Library edition. "Her profession was love, but all she knew was hate." (I think I've gone out with this girl. A sad book, really, because there's this television producer named Gus, who is pushed off a 22-storey building and falls to his death--although come to think of it, a television producer falling 22 storeys can't be *that* bad, no matter *what* his name is). Tight and internally clean, w/rubbing and light spotting to front co... View more info

A School of Liars

By: Norton, Olive

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Corgi GC7799: 1967

Edition: 1st Corgi edition

Seller ID: 011519


Originally published in hardcover in 1966 by Cassell & Company. A group of people create and then enhance a scandalous rumour intended to titillate village gossips, only to have their game backfire into unplanned and brutal murder. Slant, two thin diagonal creases to top right portion of front cover, light rubbing, impressions, light soil. View more info

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Batman Begins -- Special DVD Issue (The Man Who Falls, The Bat-Man, and The Long Halloween -- Chapter One

By: O'Neil, Denny, Bob Kane, and Jeph Loeb

Price: $10.00

Publisher: DC Comics: 2005

Edition: Special DVD issue

Seller ID: 016591


Canadian printing of an insert with the Batman Begins DVD. Originally published as "Secret Origins of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes," copyright 1989; "Detective Comics #27" copyright 1939, and "Batman: The Long Halloween #1, Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special," copyright 1996. Tiny bump to bottom edge of front cover. View more info

Girl Possessed

By: Owen, Dean

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Gold Star IL7-41: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005450


Paperback original. A part-time prostitute uses her earnings to support a con-man who is blackmailing a guy who has seduced his teen-age sister-in-law who is threatening to tell everything to the wife ("Unbridled passion added to revenge = murder."). Mild slant/roll, 1/2" vertical scrape near left edge of front cover, crease to bottom left corner of back cover, moderate general wear. Internally fairly tight and clean. View more info

Mayhem in B Flat

By: Paul, Elliot

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam 850: 1951

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 009853


this one has it all: a violin, a sharpshooting lady pianist, an amateur sleuth, depraved thugs, a violent artist, tarantulas, kidnappers, gendarmes, drunkards, degenerates, street fights, waterfront brawls, chorus girls, cocottes, madams, and girls, girls, girls and more girls; small dampstains to first two end papers, previous owner's name to top of first end paper, moderate general wear; View more info

The Big Make

By: Paul, Gene

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lion Library LL 158:

Seller ID: 007138


Originally published as 'Little Killer', this one tells the story of a man who will have the woman of his dreams, at any cost. Cover illustration by Robert Maguire. Ding to bottom right corner of front cover, light general wear. View more info

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Grand Slam

By: Perry, Ritchie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015832


An uncommon edition of the ninth story in the Philis and Pawson series. In this one, Philis must find out what has happened to the daughter of an oil millionaire, but doing so puts his life almost immediately in danger. This wraps edition in a dust jacket is less common than the hardcover. White wraps w/white spine band, 193 pages + 2 pages of advertisements for other Collins titles, dust jacket photograph by Paddy Eckersley. A tiny, very faint soil mark to top edge,... View more info

The Four of Hearts

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pocket 245: 1943

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 007367


Pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee. A mystery set in Hollywood. Blemishes to top edge, some spine roll, previous owner's sticker to front end paper. A very nice copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

Trio Funebre (Funeral Trio)

By: Quentin, Patrick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: ParisPresses de la Cite:

Seller ID: 008828


contains three novelettes, "La Chien de Pique" (originally published as "The Jack of Diamonds"), "La Seule Issue" (originally published as "This Way Out"), and "La Longue Agonie" (originally published as "Combination for Murder") selected and translated by Maurice-Bernard Endrèbe; edgewear all around, flaking, scratches/impressions, crease to bottom right corner of front cover, 3/4" separation at bottom right spine edg... View more info

She Died on the Stairway

By: Rhoades, Knight

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harlequin 85: 1950

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: 014620


An aggravating old woman whose wealth is the dominant factor in her family relationships is convinced that someone is trying to kill her, and prevails upon the detective grandson of an old friend to investigate. Reading copy only. View more info

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Carnal Psycho!

By: Rimel, Duane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Novel Books 5052: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018018


A fiendish psycho with a grudge against another guy is killing the guy's beautiful girlfriends, and the publisher thinks that this little telephone monologue, printed on the first end paper, is going to make the book irresistible to the uncertain reader: "Who are you taking out tonight, Jason? What voluptuous woman are you going to rub up and get ready for me? Ha, ha, ha, ha, hee, hee, hee, hee...." (I don't know about you, but that fourth "hee" really... View more info

Help Wanted--For Murder

By: Rohde, William L.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Gold Medal 115:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007120


Paperback original. A former criminal finds a dead babe in his bathtub, then finds himself framed for her murder. Moderate general wear. View more info

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Hangover House

By: Rohmer, Sax

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hasbrouck Heights, Graphic 32: 1951

Edition: 1st Graphic edition

Seller ID: 017736


The father of a "usually gay, very lovely -- and extremely wealthy" young woman who has begun acting mysteriously hires a private detective to uncover the truth behind her behaviour, but when the detective attempts to shield her from suspicion of murder, he ends up a suspect himself. Some rubbing, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, uneven reading crease to left edge of front cover, 1.5" crease to bottom edge, some smudging to back cover, moderate general w... View more info

Passage to Terror

By: Ronns, Edward (pseudonym of Edward S. Aarons)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Gold Medal 217: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006296


A man fleeing to Central America with his brother's seductive girlfriend finds himself a victim of her treachery. A printing flaw has caused the cover illustration and lettering to be a little fuzzy. A bit of slant, some edgewear, 1/2" separation at bottom left spine edge, some laminate lifting, tanning, light general wear. View more info

Nightstick (Night Stick)

By: Royal, D.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Leisure Books LB123NK: 1973

Edition: 1st Leisure Books edition

Seller ID: 010578


although the title is two words on both the front cover and spine, it is one word on the back cover and, more importantly, on the title page, so we're going with that ('cause otherwise, why call it a title page?); a New York City cop who started out thinking of "crime as a disease that could only be cured by following the book, by sticking to the letter of the law" becomes corrupted, and finds himself "knee-deep in graft, booze, women"; edgewear, small ha... View more info

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Cardinal Rock

By: Sale, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Harlequin 59: 1950

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: 017157


An authority on tropical diseases believes that he is "approaching the solution of the most closely kept secret in the world" when he is invited by a wealthy recluse to a mysterious island forbidden to the outside world. 192 pages. Some slant, minor chipping to bottom spine, light edgewear, previous owner's name/date to top edge of first end paper, tanning, moderate general wear. View more info

The Blonde on Borrowed Time (originally published as "The Doom Maker")

By: Sanborn, B.X. (pseudonym of William S. Ballinger)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Zenith ZB-39:

Seller ID: 007886


originally published in hardcover in 1959 by E.P. Dutton & Co.; a woman who has wasted her beauty and her youth trying to make the big time believes that her break has finally come, but ends up murdered, instead; light rubbing, thin crease to top left tip of back cover, dusty edges, tanning; an appealing copy; View more info

The W Plan

By: Seton, Graham

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin 50: 1938

Edition: 5th Penguin edition

Seller ID: 009842


Graham Seton Hutchison's pen name; called by Gilbert Frankau "The greatest spy story ever written."; slight sunning to spine, tanned pages/edges, light general wear; dj w/sun-darkened spine, small scrape to bottom left spine edge, 3" slit to top of rear fold, faint sticker shadow to top right corner of front panel, light general wear; View more info

Cry Tough!

By: Shulman, Irving

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Avon C784: 1953

Edition: 8th printing

Seller ID: 015096


Canadian printing. "A powerful story which shows how far a man can go in the path of brutality and sordidness in a world where he feels himself a stranger and afraid." 249 pages + 5 pages of reviews. Spine slant/roll, light edge foxing, tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses/Witness b/w Maigret Has Scruples

By: Simenon, Georges

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Ace Double F-166: 1962

Edition: 1st Ace Double edition

Seller ID: 017827


Two stories featuring Inspector Maigret, originally published in French, and here translated by Daphne Woodward and Robert Eglesfield. A publisher's error sees 'Maigret and the Reluctant Witnesses' presented as 'Maigret and the Reluctant Witness' on the front cover of that side. 128 pages each. Thin diagonal crease to bottom left portion of MHS side, moderate handling wear, light tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Wild Turkey

By: Simon, Roger L.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1976

Edition: 1st UK edition

Seller ID: 009806


the second Moses Wine mystery thriller; Wine accepts the challenge of clearing a best-selling writer of a murder rap, only to have the writer die without a clear indication of murder or suicide, and the matter is further complicated by a mysterious connection between the writer's most recent book and a group known as the Sexual Liberation League; dj by Roy Ellsworth; lightly dusted top edge; dj has impressions and a hint of sunning to spine; View more info

Dig Me A Grave

By: Spain, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam 968: 1952

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 014077


French printing (in English) of "A study in violence...blackmail...and sudden death!" 181 pages. View more info

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The Confession

By: Stansberry, Domenic

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Hard Case Crime HCC-006/Dorchester Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016530


First printing. An Edgar Award-winner about a guy with everything, including a mistress strangled with one of his neckties. 218 pages + advertisements for other Hard Case Crime titles, cover illustration by R.B. Farrell. An unread copy. View more info

Leopard in the Grass

By: Stewart, Desmond

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet 997: 1953

Edition: 1st Signet edition

Seller ID: 009559


Cdn.; reissues the 1951 Farrar, Straus & Young hardcover; a young archaeologist in the Middle East to do some research finds himself involved in a web of intrigue, passion and violence; author's first novel; cover by Cardiff; rubbing, edgewear, some scratching, general wear; internally tight; View more info

Death and the Spider

By: Stockbridge, Grant

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Mews 00037: 1976

Edition: 1st Mews edition

Seller ID: 005498


#4 in the pulp fiction Spider series, originally published in the '40s. In this one, usually law-abiding people begin committing hideous acts of violence, often followed by suicide, and to stop the slaughter the Spider must fight a man called Death, who is the head of a mystical organisation. Cover by Tony Masero. Moderate general wear. View more info

Halo of Sin

By: Tadrack, Moss

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brandon House 1101: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005612


Paperback original. "They met by a murdered man's grave in an isolated mountain valley -- and their frantic lovemaking was overshadowed by grace (sic) notes of evil to come. Kay Mist was a tragic beauty, trapped within the aura of her own animal magnetism, while Dixon was a man with all of a man's appetites and desires." (beer? football? monster truck rallies?) Flake to upper right corner of front cover where apparent sticker removal took a small piece of finis... View more info

Blood of My Brother

By: Thames, C.H.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Perma M-4294: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009996


paperback original; when a spoiled rich kid dies, the police are willing to accept drunken driving as responsible, but his brother believes otherwise; cover by Harry Bennett; impressions, handling wear, general wear; internally tight and clean; View more info

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Recoil

By: Thompson, Jim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Lion Books LB 124: 1956

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 017800


When a guy "left to rot in prison" is suddenly paroled he finds that "every place he turned somebody was being nice to him. Too nice." (It won't last, pal -- better ask for cookies.) 128 pages, cover illustration by Robert Maguire. Impressions, wear to corners/spine ends, prices on front and back covers magic-markered out, previous owner's tape repair to bottom spine, previous owner's purchase notation to back cover, name to front end paper View more info

Not One Of Us

By: Thomson, June

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Sphere 0235: 1988

Edition: 1st Sphere edition

Seller ID: 013095


A Detective Chief Inspector Finch mystery. When the partially-clad body of a young girl is found in the local Wood the residents of a small English village immediately assume that the person responsible is a quiet loner who has recently moved into the area. 243 pages, cover illustration by Roy Castle. Spine slant/roll, tanning, moderate handling wear. View more info

Tutt and Mr. Tutt

By: Train, Arthur

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam 55: 1946

Edition: 1st Bantam edition

Seller ID: 009725


originally published in hardcover, in 1920, by Scribner's; collects seven stories in this, the first of the books featuring Ephraim Tutt, the best-known and best-loved lawyer in America (lawyers must have been different in 1920); a hint of spine roll, slight lifting of laminate around edges, previous owner's signature/date on first end paper; View more info

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

By: Traven, B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 455: 1948

Edition: 3rd Pocket edition

Seller ID: 006054


Tie-in for the movie of the same name, which starred Humphrey Bogart. The cover of this edition features Bogie as painted by Barye Phillips. Slant, reading crease, corner creases, nicks to spine ends, 1/4" separation to bottom left spine edge, general wear. Internally still fairly tight. View more info

Design for Dying

By: Trimble, Louis

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Bart House 27: 1946

Edition: 1st Bart House edition

Seller ID: 009742


reissues the 1945 Phoenix Press edition; a Detective Pat Durbin mystery; spine slant, sunned spine, crease to top right corner of front cover, moderate handling wear; View more info

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Deep and Crisp and Even

By: Turnbull, Peter

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Glasgow, Fontana 616567/Collins: 1982

Edition: 1st Fontana edition

Seller ID: 010013


Turnbull's first mystery. First published in hardcover the previous year. In the throes of a bleak and chilly winter a ruthless killer stalks the snowy streets of Glasgow, and police have no clues, no suspects, and no motives. Nicks to spine ends, light edgewear, thin impressions. Internally clean and fairly tight. View more info

Hold Back the Sun

By: Vail, John

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Gold Medal 556: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010840


Cdn. printing, paperback original; an Israeli woman who has survived Auschwitz is in search of guns for Israel, as a consequence of which she hooks up with an American man with whom she travels from North Africa to Spain in quest of the weapons; cover painting by Frank McCarthy; a nice copy w/only moderate general wear, tanning; internally tight and clean; View more info

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Scarlet Street, No. 48

By: Valley, Richard (editor)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Glen Rock, Scarlet Street Inc. / Richard Valley: 2003

Seller ID: 017746


Contains a variety of articles on a variety of genre films, including horror, mystery and film noir. This one contains American film magazine that primarily specialized in the genres of horror, mystery and film noir. 82 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. View more info

Many A Murder

By: Van Deusen, Delia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Croyden Publishing: 1945

Edition: 1st Croyden edition

Seller ID: 012737


Originally published in 1940 as 'Murder Bicarb,' and here presented in abridged version. In a retirement home a box of soda bicardonate is the source of terror and murder. 128 pages, cover illustration by L.B. Cole. A hint of slant, reading crease, impressions, tanning, light general wear. View more info

The Lacquer Screen

By: van Gulik, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Warner 75-453: 1974

Edition: 1st Warner edition

Seller ID: 012710


Canadian printing. A Judge Dee mystery, this one finding our protagonist "consorting with criminals as he goes incognito into the underworld of Weiping. Bargaining with thieves, sharing beds with prostitutes, he discovers the evidence to expose among the upper classes fraud, perversion--and murder." 174 pages (including Postscript), cover illustration by Tom Hall. Spine slant/roll, general wear. View more info

Wake Up Dead

By: Wall, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Papillon Books OSM-904/Aware Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009127


paperback original; Tony Boyle, a tough-guy private eye, is delighted to take on a simple missing person case, until "the case erupts into a volatile network of kidnapping, murder and bizarre danger; a bit of corner wear, mild handling wear; internally tight and clean; View more info

The Square Emerald

By: Wallace, Edgar

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Harlequin-Pan 334:

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007535


When a butler is found dead, clutching a large emerald, Leslie Maughan of Scotland Yard must solve the mystery. Cover illustration by Paul Anna Soik. Severe spine slant, rubbing , impressions, faint price circled on front end paper, moderate general wear. View more info

White Face

By: Wallace, Edgar

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Harlequin 387: 1957

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: 009393


a man wearing a white mask is robbing patrons of a West End night spot, and Scotland Yard can't get a lead on the criminal; cover by Norm Eastman; sunned spine, crosscrack, rubbing, handling wear, light soil to front cover (primarily visible on inside); internally fairly tight and clean; View more info

The Phantom Detective No. 6: THE DAGGERS OF KALI

By: Wallace, Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Corinth Regency CR106: 1965

Edition: 1st Corinth Regency edition

Seller ID: 005413


A master criminal will stop at nothing to acquire seven priceless museum pieces which will lead to possession of a new superweapon. Impressions, faint flaking, tanned pages, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Portrait of a Man With Red Hair

By: Walpole, Hugh

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Paperback Library 53-409: 1967

Edition: 1st Paperback Library edition

Seller ID: 010604


originally published in 1925; a classic of gothic suspense in which a young woman struggles against an evil man convinced that only by murdering her as a human sacrifice can he become a god among men; minor spine roll, moderate edgewear, impressions/scratches, previous owner's name/notation on inside covers, light soil, moderate general wear; View more info

Death at His Elbow

By: Walsh, J.M.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: White Circle 89: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009932


A Story of the Secret Service"; features British agent Oliver Keene in Turkey during the second World War, and "plunged into a maelstrom of sinister adventure."; cover by Paull; gentle creasing to bottom right corner of front cover, moderate edgewear, previous owner's bookplate on inside front cover, previous owner's signature on inside front cover, previous owner's code sticker on first end paper, thin chipping to bottom right corner of rear cover, similar c... View more info

The Broken Doll

By: Webb, Jack

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet 1311:

Seller ID: 007564


Canadian printing; originally published in hardcover in 1955 by Rinehart & Company; a wealthy heiress is kidnapped and threatened with death by a blonde and an ex-con; cover by Maguire; thin reading crease, mild slant, moderate general wear; internally tight; View more info

The Brass Halo

By: Webb, Jack

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Signet 1556: 1958

Edition: 1st Signet edition

Seller ID: mys.00595


Canadian printing. First published in hardcover in 1957 by Rinehart. A Sammy Golden/Father Shanley mystery. When a woman with the voice of an angel disappears she leaves behind her only the dead body of a man on her dressing room floor. Cover by Maguire. A 2" separation to bottom right spine edge, 1.5" separation to left edge, rubbing, moderate edgewear, uneven reading crease, some slant, gentle corner creasing, handling wear, rubbing. Despite the overall c... View more info

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Hate Alley

By: Weiss, Martin L.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Ace D-214: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017880


Paperback original. A teenager "guilty of everything from stealing apples on up to the major felony" is up a stinky creek without a propulsion device when he goes "As far wrong as a boy can go -- murder!" Terrific unattributed cover illustration depicts a couple of juvenile delinquents ogling a babe whose morals are quite obviously defective (God bless her!). 255 pages. Light rubbing, mild spine slant, moderate handling wear. A nice copy of a scarce ... View more info

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Dark Threat

By: Wentworth, Patricia

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Popular Library 382: 1951

Edition: 1st Popular Library edition

Seller ID: 016606


A Miss Silver mystery originally published in hardcover in 1946 as 'Pilgrim's Rest.' Even though she's warned that there are odd things happening in a certain household, a young woman takes a job as housemaid, and soon finds herself involved in a murder, with no one to trust. 223 pages, cover by Rudolph Belarski. A bit of slant/roll, diagonal crease from bottom right corner of front cover up toward top left corner of same, other creasing/handling wear. View more info

Gangway!

By: Westlake, Donald E., and Brian Garfield

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Futura 72223:

Seller ID: 014537


In 1874 a New York tough guy and a Barbary Coast blonde join forces in San Francisco in a scheme to rob the mint. 206 pages. Impressions, light soil, price sticker to inside front cover, faint remainder stripe to bottom edge. Internally tight and clean. View more info

A Death at Sea, b/w The Time of Terror

By: White, Lionel

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Ace Double F-155: 1962

Edition: 1st Ace Double edition

Seller ID: 009258


"A Death At Sea," was originally published in 1961, and "The Time Of Terror," in 1960, both in hardcover by E.P. Dutton; gentle creasing to both covers; View more info

A Death at Sea, b/w the Time of Terror

By: White, Lionel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ace Double F-155: 1962

Edition: 1st Ace Double edition

Seller ID: 010320


front side is a reissue of the 1961 E.P. Dutton hardcover, and the flip side reissues the 1960 hardcover, also published by E.P. Dutton; gentle vertical crease to 2/3 of front side, reading crease, impressions, moderate general wear; flip side has impressions, bottom right tip creased, small crease to bottom edge at middle; internally tight; View more info

Burden's Mission

By: Whittington, Harry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon S379: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009960


Cdn.; paperback original; Captain Adam Burden is searching Asia for an American who has sold secrets to the enemy, and who has Burden's name and Burden's face; cover by Victor Prezio; some slant, moderate edgewear, rubbing, impressions, nick to bottom left corner of front cover, some foxing to inside covers; View more info

The Woman Is Mine

By: Whittington, Harry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Gold Medal 366: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014071


Paperback original. Canadian printing. "They took her away from me again, drugged and quiet, back to that gleaming, expensive prison, but I followed, because I believed in her. They they framed me for murder." 140 pages. Gentle slant, rubbing, light edgewear, partial crosscrack, thick crease to bottom left corner of back cover. Internally tight. View more info

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Mourn the Hangman

By: Whittington, Harry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hasbrouck Heights, Graphic 46: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017808


Paperback original. A man who has resigned from a firm of private investigators because his wife hates the profession returns home expecting a reconcilation, but finds her "battered and bloody, sprawled on a chair. She had been brutally bludgeoned to death." 187 pages. A bit of slant, rubbing, scratches, impressions, some smudging/soil, ink price to top left corner of inside front cover, pencil doodles to first white end paper, tanning. View more info

Stain of Suspicion

By: Williams, Charles

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Pocket 77669:

Seller ID: 012750


Canadian printing. Originally published in hardcover in 1953. 192 pages, cover illustration by George Alvara. Spine slant/roll, moderate general wear. View more info

The Bionic Woman: DOUBLE IDENTITY and A QUESTION OF LIFE

By: Willis, Maud

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Star 39679 & 39689:

Edition: 1st UK editions

Seller ID: 005511


Based on the television show, "The Bionic Woman," which starred Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers, and which was based on Martin Caidin's novel, 'Cyborg.' The first book is an adaptation of the television episode, "Welcome Home, Jaime" (released under that title by Warner Books in the U.S.), and the second book combines two episodes, "Claws," and "Canyon of Death." Moderate general wear. View more info

Blood in Your Eye

By: Wilmot, Robert Patrick

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Pocket 975: 1953

Edition: 1st Pocket edition

Seller ID: 009971


a private eye who is supposed to take care of a lush who witnessed a horrible knifing in Central Park finds himself tracked by bloodthirsty goons; terrific cover painting by James Meese depicts the private eye bound to a chair, a thug's hand holding a gun on him, and a nurse savagely applying tape to the poor sap's mouth; a bit of slant, light edgewear, light general wear; a nice copy; View more info

Up-Tight

By: Winfield, Dick

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Paperback Library 52-605: 1967

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 018006


A "cowardly, straight-laced private eye" named Doolie is involved with "a gorgeous, anything-goes goddess" who can only be seen by Doolie. 176 pages. Light rubbing, light surface wear, circular impression to back cover. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Diminishing Returns

By: Withers, E.L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Perma M-4203: 1961

Edition: 1st Perma edition

Seller ID: 009531


originally published in 1960, in hardcover, by Rinehart; one of six people is a murderer, and the group is beginning to dwindle; gentle vertical crease to front cover; internally tight and clean; View more info